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Shanghai 2017: Mercedes-Benz Concept A previews new style direction


Concept A Sedan gives a glimpse of the future styling of Mercedes-Benz

Apart from showcasing their refreshed 2018 S-Class, Mercedes-Benz has also unveiled the Concept A Sedan. The Concept A Sedan gives future Mercedes-Benz owners a glimpse of what upcoming vehicle designs might look like; crease-less and with reduced lines. It could also possibly evolve into the A-Class sedan in the future.

Initially unveiled as the Aesthetics A sculpture early this year, the Concept A Sedan is said to preview the next generation styling of Mercedes-Benz. The design was intended to make the Concept A Sedan have a the proportions of “a dynamic, coupe-like and simultaneously compact, premium sedan.”


“Our Concept A Sedan shows that the time of creases is over. With its perfect proportions and a sensual treatment of surfaces with reduced lines, it is the next milestone of ‘Sensual Purity’ and has the potential to introduce a new design era," said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler AG.

To do so the Concept A has less overhangs both front and rear, which are then complimented by large wheel arches filled with 20-inch wheels. As seen in the teaser, the front fascia of the Concept A Sedan features a Panamericana grill with a center star. Meanwhile, a large single-piece air inlet sits right below the grill.

New LED headlights give it a unique look and has been coated with UV paint, giving it a glowing effect. Heading towards the rear, there is only one character line that runs the side profile of the Concept A. Meanwhile at the back, there are the sharper, longer LED tail lights with Y-shaped LED profiles. There is also a diffuser-look trim below the rear bumper to match the front air inlet.

Mercedes-Benz has not mentioned anything regarding potential engines or powertrain options. Do note however that the Concept A could become the A-Class sedan, therefore it could have the same engine options as either the A-Class or CLA.

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